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Dorothy Q Chapter, NSDAR

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In 2023, the Dorothy Q Chapter, NSDAR, turned 125 years old, but our historic chapter house, The Elston Memorial Home, is over 140 years old. The house is significant for its historic association with a family prominent in the development of Crawfordsville.  Also, it is architecturally significant as a superb example of the eastern stick style, and for the excellence of its craftsmanship, detailing, and high degree of integrity.


To learn more, please schedule a tour of our lovely, old home next door to Lane Place – the historic home of Senator Henry & Johanna Elston Lane.


The Elston Memorial Home

Dorothy Q DAR Chapter House

400 East Wabash Avenue

Crawfordsville, Indiana

Built in 1882 by Col. Isaac C. Elston, 1836-1925


Tours Available By Appointment Only

$7.00 per Adult, $5.00 per Student.  Cash Only.


When requesting a reservation, please consider that the house is not ADA accessible.

Tours are inside, ground floor only, with an optional outside architectural tour.


Please send an email request to:  and the following must be included:



Additional information:

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  • Telephone

  • Date Requested

  • Time Requested

  • Number of Attendees in Group

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